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English definition of “radiate”

radiate

verb [I or T] (PRODUCE HEAT/LIGHT)    /ˈreɪ.di.eɪt/
to produce heat and/or light, or (of heat or light) to be produced: The planet Jupiter radiates twice as much heat from inside as it receives from the Sun. A single beam of light radiated from the lighthouse.Emitting and ejecting
(Definition of radiate verb (PRODUCE HEAT/LIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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